If you’re a Weight Watcher, you have discovered by now that most desserts and sweet treats have higher SmartPoints™ than PointsPlus because “sugar” is more expensive on Weight Watchers Beyond the Scale Program.
Most desserts and sweet treats have the same SmartPoints value with the new WW Freestyle Program.
The only two new Freestyle Zero Points Foods likely to lower a sweet treat that I can think of would be eggs and nonfat Greek yogurt.
So if you find a sweet treat/dessert recipe that hasn’t been updated to Freestyle you are pretty safe in guesstimating that the Points would be the same.
Many of my favorite baked goods have nearly doubled in points, causing me to rethink my approach to indulging my sweet tooth.
These double chocolate bran muffins are a great example.
Made with high fiber cereal, whole wheat flour, and cocoa powder, these rich and chocolaty 210 calorie delights increased from *5 PointsPlus to *9 SmartPoints! Yikes!! To take them down to a respectable *3 SmartPoints, I baked them in mini muffin tins instead 🙂
When it comes to sweet treats my new mantra is, “less is more.” And I’ve recommitted myself to asking, “Is this worth the SmartPoints?” When treats are really delicious I find it easier to be satisfied with less.
The other strategy is to fill in the gaps with fruit-based desserts, since 0-points fruits and vegetables don’t count in recipes (except when blended into beverages). Fruit-based desserts, like frozen banana ice cream and healthy baked apples are always a great low Points choice!
I did some searching and came up with a whole list of desserts and sweet treats with 3 SmartPoints or less. I’ll keep adding to it as I find more. If you have a favorite, provide me with the link in the comments and I’ll be happy to add it too. Enjoy!
35+ of the Best Weight Watchers Desserts with 3 Freestyle SmartPoints or Less
1-Ingredient Low Calorie Frozen Banana “Ice Cream” – 0 Freestyle SmartPoints
3-Ingredient Nonfat Strawberry Frozen Yogurt – 3 Freestyle SmartPoints
Baked Pears with Honey and Walnuts – 2 Freestyle SmartPoints (SkinnyTaste)
Banana Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies – 1 Freestyle SmartPoint (Slender Kitchen)
Berries and Cream Cinnamon Dessert Cups – 3 Freestyle SmartPoints (Emily Bites)
Caramel Apple Crisp Pizza Fingers – 3 Freestyle SmartPoints (Drizzle me Skinny)
Carrot Cake Donuts with Cream Cheese Icing – 3 Freestyle SmartPoints (Drizzle Me Skinny)
Chocolate Cheesecake Cups – 3 Freestyle SmartPoints (SkinnyTaste)
Chocolate Chip Cannoli Cups – 3 Freestyle SmartPoints (Emily Bites)
Chocolate Chip Cookies with Salted Peanuts – 3 Freestyle SmartPoints
Chocolate Coconut Almond Truffles – 2 Freestyle SmartPoints
Chocolate Covered Strawberries – 2 Freestyle SmartPoints (SkinnyTaste)
Chocolate Mint Bars/Triangles – 3 Freestyle SmartPoints
Cranberry Apple Oatmeal Cookies – 3 Freestyle SmartPoints
Dark Chocolate Nut Clusters – 2 Freestyle SmartPoints (SkinnyTaste)
Double Chocolate Cheesecake Dip – 3 WW Freestyle SmartPoints (Hungry Girl)
Double German Chocolate Mini Cupcakes – 3 Freestyle SmartPoints
Easy 4-Ingredient Peanut Butter Button Cookies – 1 Freestyle SmartPoint
Healthy Baked Apples – 2 Freestyle SmartPoints
Healthy Sugar-Free Sliced Apple “Cookies” – 3 Freestyle SmartPoints
Healthy Broiled Pineapple with Candied Ginger Creme – 1 SmartPoint
Key Lime Cheesecake Cups – 3 WW Freestyle SmartPoints (Emily Bites)
Microwave Baked Apple – 2 Freestyle SmartPoints
Microwave Pumpkin Custard – 2 Freestyle SmartPoints (Slender Kitchen)
Mini Cinnamon Apple Tartlets – 2 Freestyle SmartPoints (Emily Bites)
No-Bake Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Balls – 1 Freestyle SmartPoint
Nutella Filled Donut Bites – 2 Freestyle SmartPoints (Drizzle Me Skinny)
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Donuts – 3 Freestyle SmartPoints (Drizzle Me Skinny)
Pecan Pie Bites – 2 Freestyle SmartPoints (Emily Bites)
Pomegranate Pistachio Frozen Yogurt Bark – 2 SmartPoints (Emily Bites)
Pumpkin Cheesecake Shooters – 3 SmartPoints (SkinnyTaste)
Pumpkin Cheesecake Wontons – 1 Freestyle SmartPoint (Slender Kitchen)
Skinny Baked S’mores – 3 Freestyle SmartPoints
S’mores Wonton Crisps – 2 SmartPoints (Drizzle Me Skinny)
Snickers Mini Tarts – 3 Freestyle SmartPoints
Skinny Cranberry Apple Oatmeal Cookie – 3 Freestyle SmartPoints
*PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT Weight Watchers Zero Points fruits and vegetables using the WW Recipe Builder.
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